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Opinion: the Real implications of the Interim Order towards the banning of the FDC and their Defiance Campaign!

FDC Youth 14.03.2016

“He has decreed that there would be no prayers. Can you imagine? Sometimes I wonder if I am living in the right country at the right time. I can’t believe that a person in 2016 can sit anywhere and order that people shouldn’t pray,” Dr. Kizza Besigye

There are days when we wish that we are united, we are in in sync and have a mutual respect for each even when disagreeing. That is not the line in the sand when it comes to National Resistance Movement, the judiciary of Uganda and the Uganda Police Force who are doing what they can to silence the opposition. The Interim Order is the last straw in a long line of oppressive behaviour from the authorities and the ruling party NRM towards the FDC.

As the Interim Orders come’s the Executive, the President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has to warn opposition of demonstrating, the same as his fellow crony did first Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura have done the same. They have to warn the public of demonstrating and taking parts of Defiance Campaign.

Museveni Odoi EC Flag Bearer P1

President Museveni have talked with anger and said he would crush the opposition and sensitize the public to be behind him, without any question. The same comes from the Police Force who has said they would not give power to the Opposition. Secretary General of the NRM Justine Lumumba has talked of killing civilians who goes against the ruling party. Even Local Councillors of the NRM have come with the same kind of words and said that the Opposition does not belong into power. So the ruling party from the top and down to the grass-root is spreading fear and loathing in the country.

So the Interim Order is the next step that the Judiciary bans the FDC from reacting to the flawed elections and the announced tally results that fits the mind of the Executive of the NRM. That again proves the rule of law only fits for the ruling party and everybody else have to nod along and follow; partly also not question the judgement of the Judiciary and the NRM who can do as they like.

As the Police Force have constantly done whatever in their power to stifle the FDC and the aftermath of the general elections; the way the Police Force even had to close down the Party celebrations of Local Councillors in Kampala proves the liability, and fear that the Ruling Party combined with the Police Force to harass the opposition with force.

Najjankumbi 05.04.2016

So the matter at hand is that Police Force and the Ruling Party is more ruthless in 2016 than in 2011. The way of the Ruling Party is to have consensus and trust of the people, but that is not the way the NRM and their regime is doing their thing. They have to fight with fear, with the army, with the Police and come with Court Orders to supress the fellow citizens into the Party Line and into the line of the Executive.

So yesterday President Museveni has to warn the public of disobedience to his POWER and his RULE. He is the grand leader and the elder who supposed to know how the system of loyalty is anymore. The Museveni of 2016 are using force to force himself towards the people. The Regime and their laws are becoming more beaming as they doesn’t control the people, but makes sure they can take down anybody who they need to silence. The NRM have no intent to give the power away and let it go. That from a man who went to the bush for a heavy rigged election and have now created the same kind of sham election in 2016. The only difference is that the army of him is stronger than the ones behind Obote, the Police Force have a bigger mandate then under Obote. So the ones that he needs and pays will willingly use their mandate to keep him there; the ballots and the will of people is not a worry for the President. The Army and Police Force is the beacon of what the Power that the President have for the moment.

As they use the levels of the oppressive regime, they will hunt down and detain all of the leadership of the FDC, they will viciously attack the headquarters of Najjankumbi. The cars of the FDC will be torn to pieces. The crowds that show up will eat tear-gas and even live bullets might hit some flesh. So the ones supporting the opposition and the cause of bringing down the NRM and their Executive will cost them and the Police Force will hunt them.

So if the International media and the men and woman, who cares about Free Speech, justice and true security of fellow citizens and human beings they should decree support for the FDC as the NRM Regime use all their weapons of fear and actual weapons to shut them down. That is something they will do without question.

Col Shaban

Col Shaban Bantariza said this yesterday:

“There is an English saying; “better a live rat than a dead lion”! Those who are swearing to die protesting, Uganda needs them more alive than dead!! Nobody dead saves those alive under whatever circumstances!”.

So the Regime is ready to address the public as rats, and says they will die protesting. Not let them protest in peaceful ways, but die protesting their regime. This is the Government spokesman of the country following the long line from the Executive addressing fellow citizens with words of honour and valour where he says they will die protesting. I wonder who will kill them, either the unemployment or the harassment from the government facilitated security organizations that will display violence towards fellow citizens who planned to peacefully display their disobedience towards the authorities, that takes it all to themselves then serving the fellow citizen. Peace.

FDC Boycott continues and the NRM Officials attacks it!

Old Campaign Posters Uganda

There is something ironic about it all, the way the NRM should not care if the FDC calls a boycott. As they are supposed to be a minority, to be minor group of people, as the NRM is supposed to be the people’s party with 10 million members and be the giant liberations party.

Even President Museveni claimed this a little while ago:

“Without this organizational weakness, our vote should be around 65% for the President in this week’s vote.  Even then, that should not have been the vote we should have got given the work NRM has done, especially in the area of infrastructure (roads, electricity, schools, health centres, piped water, etc.) and also in the area of peace and security.  We should have got 80% in my opinion” (Museveni, 2016).

ofwono

Spokesperson Opondo said:

“Wearing black, ‘Black Thursday’, as a system of mourning, prayers for election loss and staying home,” Opondo cynically tweeted” (…)”The Uganda Media Centre boss said there is no harm if they (opposition) are peaceful and stay in their homes” (…)“Question is for how long will they stand?” (…)“Yet these businesses employ Ugandans and pay taxes to Ugandans,” he argued” (…)”According to Opondo, the boycott is exposing their (FDC’s) true colour of “a party that would strangulate businesses of people who don’t agree with it”(…)“Yet these businesses employ Ugandans and pay taxes to Ugandans,” he argued” (The Insider, 2016).

NRM Secretary General Said this:

“the NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba says opposition leaders should not be taken seriously labeling them selfish and interested in keeping Ugandans in poverty” (Ssali, 2016).

Mabira Forest Cartoon

Today’s retaliation:

“Kayunga District NRM chairperson Moses Karangwa has warned district and sub-county leaders who subscribe to the ruling NRM party against awarding government contracts to Opposition supporters” (…)”We should strengthen our party. Many of our supporters are unemployed so all the tenders and contracts should be given to them because they have the capacity to run them,” Mr Karangwa said, adding: “I don’t want to hear that an FDC or DP supporter has been given a tender.” Mr Karangwa made the remarks at the weekend while addressing NRM leaders who contested on the party’s ticket” (Muzaale, 2016).

If the NRM and their President are supposed to be over 60% of the people, any kind of boycott should not be issue for the government or the authorities, especially when your leader and the countries leader thought he should have had 80% in the polls. So why are all of your NRM leaders and officials crying foul towards the FDC if you have this support, Mr President?

UDF Historical Poster

As Ofwono Opondo tries to cry a river for the business-men and the tax-money, well, I don’t know how you think Mr. Opondo, but a boycott is usually stopping using money on certain companies and things as a reaction to either their ethics or their codes of conduct. Like in history where people boycotted South African production during apartheid, not because the people boycotting the production wanted to hurt the innocent farmers, but not give tax money and using their funds to in-directly funding the machinery fueling the government who was behind the draconian laws.

So if you look at that, Mr. Opondo, the FDC does the same as they believe the tax-money going to the Ugandan Government goes into funding the anti-riot police, police or army who detain, arrest and shoots at them; while they trying to keep their operation and support their members of their opposition party. So your reasoning does not make clear sense, as if they wanted to use these businesses and shop there, the FDC supporters and FDC officials would make sure that the tax-money would not come to you or your advisories, as that give them cash money to hunt down FDC supporters, Officials and pay meals to the Police who keeps the FDC members detained. That is the reason for the boycott, and the tax-money is a reason, not to direct hurt the people working there, they are third-party who get issues because of the cause that the parties who boycotts are working for.

Example: As it not the clothes producers of H&M in Bangladesh who is the issue why people boycott H&M. The issue why people boycott H&M is because of their ways of producing their clothes and buys jeans from another chain or store. Mr. Opondo that gravity has never hit your head before has it?

FDC Youth 14.03.2016

Let me address NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba who says that boycott continues to leave people to live in poverty and continuation of it. That makes it seem that it is majority who boycotts, and that the boycott cuts grand charges of the economy instead of being a tiny minority as the announced result claims. My second counter is that the NRM has had 30 years to create wealth, even before the Operation Wealth Creations, 10 Point Program and so on. So that a reaction from the opposition and their supporters shouldn’t do more damage to the economy than already level that the NRM and the NRM-Elite has created since 1986. So sorry, feel no sympathy with you reasoning for speaking about the boycott Mrs. Lumumba. You and Your NRM can actually work for the people and not feed yourself, than you get my sympathy.

And the last person addressing the boycott from the FDC is the Chairman of Kayunga district Moses Karangwa who now wants to boycott back. That is a valid argument, as the NRM has the right to boycott, but as a ruling party. This is a retaliation that actually has arms to hit back the FDC who has valid reasons for their boycott, while the NRM is the ruling party of 30 years and have machinery through the state and decides all the major agreements already. As seen with the non-transparent licenses of drilling oil in country. So that he wants to leave the opposition in vivid poverty and keep the cadre-policy instead of trying to open deals, is what we are seeing with this. While the FDC is an open boycott with a clear message, the message of Mr. Karangwa is more a reaction that supposed to leave all the money to the ruling party and ruling party officials. That makes the state even more inclusive and take more control, as he want to secure that if you’re not an NRM member or part of the NRM Local Councilor grant them contracts and their importers, not from opposition as that is weakening the NRM he claims.

Well, I would not say claiming that it would weakening the party, as they already run the country through the executive and get the money, the tax-payers money and the laws make the possibility for the NRM campaign team to run their campaigning during the pre-election period. So the contracts and the monies already targeted through local-government and state contracts are already going to companies that leave money for NRM officials. So the quotes and wishes from Mr. Karangwa are futile. Why does the party who already has the funding and have the money need to boycott anybody else? Or is Mr. Karangwa saying that NRM is poor and need funding? Peace.

Reference:

Muzaale, Fred – ‘Don’t give Opposition government business deals – NRM boss’ (15.03.2016) link: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Dont-give-Opposition-government-business-deals-/-/688334/3116820/-/15r1d0bz/-/index.html

Museveni, Yoweri Kaguta – ‘President Museveni’s statement on the elections’ (27.02.2016) link: http://www.statehouse.go.ug/media/news/2016/02/27/president-musevenis-statement-elections

Ssali, Godfrey – ‘Shun FDC’s ‘free my vote campaign’ – Lumumba‘ (08.03.2016) link: http://radioonefm90.com/shun-fdcs-free-my-vote-campaign-lumumba/#more-6451

The Insider – ‘NEWS Ofwono to FDC: Wear black & mourn election loss’ (07.03.2016) link: http://www.theinsider.ug/ofwono-to-fdc-wear-black-mourn-election-loss/

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